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Where Are They Now - The Bad News Bears

Posted by Jellio on July 21, 2005.

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I'm sure everyone knows Billy Bob's remake of the Bad News Bears comes out this weekend, and it actually looks pretty good. Thorton busts out his Bad Santa character and beans a bunch of little punks in the head...what's not to like?

Thing is, I was watching the original for about the 200th time last Sunday (which is freaking great) and I was wondering where everyone is today, so I did a little digging...

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Morris Buttermaker - Coach
Amnda Wurlitzer - Pitcher

Of course, the great Walter Matthau passed away in 2000. Oscar Madison was one of the best. Tatum O'Neal has continued sporadically in TV and films. I recently saw her on the game show network...somewhere Johnny Mac is smilin'.

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Coach Turner - Opposing coach
Councilman Whitewood - Reluctant benefactor

Saddly, Vic Morrow and Ben Piazza have passed away. Mr. Morrow died in an infamous helicopter accident during the filming of the Twilight Zone movie.

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Engleberg - Catcher "Why does everyone always pick on the fat kid?"
Gary Lee Cavagnaro is a sales manager in Dallas. He didn't play Engleberg in the second movie because he lost a ton of weight. When they asked him to pork up again, he told them to fuck off.

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Rudy Stein - Left field "I don't want to get hit by the pitch...it hurts"
David Pollock's loaded. He owns a company called RocketDyne. Apparently baseball isn't rocket science.

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Ogilvie - Statistician "Techinically, other than Timmy Lupus I'm probably the worst player in this league."
Alfred Lutter went on to play the son in the series Alice. Now he's CEO of a company called NetChemistry.

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Kelly Leak - Center field "I ride a Harley Davidson. That turn you on? Harley Davidson?"
Jackie Earle Haley was probably the most famous of the bunch with Breaking Away. Now he runs a production company in San Antonio.

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Ahmad Abdul Rahim - Right Field "Buttermaker, don't give me any of your honky bullshit."
Erin Blunt's a DJ in Carmen, California.

And finally...
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Timmy Lupus - Bench "And another thing...just wait til next year."
Quinn Smith is an illustrator in Los Angeles. He says he was alot like his character.

Tanner Boyle - Shortstop "Jews, wops, n%ggers, spics and now a girl?"
Chris Barnes pulled a Mike Nesmith all these years. He doesn't talk about Tanner, or make appearances. This site explains.

And just so you know, finding all this wasn't that tough. I found a site that worships all things Bear related.
My thanks goes to them.

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